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Ice & Cryo Cuff Treatment

AnonymousUserAAnonymousUser Posts: 49,002
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:29 AM in Alternative Treatments
I am considering investing in a Cryo Cuff and Cooler to help with my back pain. I have found cold (eg frozen peas!) to help at present, much better than a heat pack. I am awaiting an operation in march for a discetomy and decompression on my lumber spine.

I was wondering if anyone else has invested in one of these or a similar unit and whether they found them to be worth the big investment (they are far from cheap!)

Looking foward to your replies! :-)


  • The little ice chest gizmo? If so I got mine from the hospital when I had my shoulder replacement surgery.
    Very cool little gizmo indeed. A small ice chest with circulation pump, hoses with disconnects and the wrap that is shaped like an H to allow it to be wraped and velcro'd to the area in need.
    I had to wear mine for 10 days solid, then off and on for the next month when pain and swelling warranted its use.
    They are indeed a very handy item as it will stay cold much longer then a standard ice pack. You want to be very careful you do not freeze your body part in need of the cold!
    Sorry I can't help you on the cost, since it was billed out through my hospital stay to my insurance I can only assume it was not cheap at all.

    Let us know what you find out. I'm sure there are others here that can benefit from one.
  • Hi Rambler,

    Thanks for your reply... your description matches the system of a Cryo Cuff that I'm looking at. They ars supposedly good for pain relief and lessening the amount of meds you need to take; a great result for me as I currently have a gastro-intestinal bleed from taking so many meds orally!
    They are available to buy off the internet (from online physio supplies stores & even ebay) for around £100 (GB Pounds Stirling) which initially seems like a big investment, but if long term helps me wean myself off the meds (have addictive shakes when next due my morphine at the moment :-( ) then its a small price to pay!

    Unfortunately my hospital doesn't loan them out post op, wish they did though!
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